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Does Aquilla Wellness Solutions accept medical aid payments?

We do not accept medical aids and do not make biomedical diagnoses. This means you can't claim refunds from medical…

We do not accept medical aids and do not make biomedical diagnoses. This means you can't claim refunds from medical aids or medical insurance.

Whether you see Dr Barbara Louw in person or online, it will be highly beneficial for your overall well-being. She is experienced in assisting people to deal with all aspects of life challenges, trauma recovery, sorting through feelings and offering guidance to give you new skills to manage life. Online counselling is just as effective as in-person counselling because we utilise electronic tools to give our clients access to tools, self-assessment forms and diagrams.

Her fees are reasonable and she offers various topic-specific series in a ‘6-sessions-in-6-weeks’ format as well as single counselling sessions

Single session fee: R 900-

6-session series fee: R 4 200- ( Value R 6000-)

Posted  7 months  ago by  Dr Barbara Louw

Client Online Service Booking Process

Your booking is made easy! Follow the process: Select a date Select a time slot, (Optional: Complete Repeat information) Select…

Your booking is made easy!

Follow the process:

  1. Select a date
  2. Select a time slot, (Optional: Complete Repeat information) 
  3. Select "Add To Cart"

  4. Select "Checkout" from the "Cart"

  5. Complete the booking form Detail
  6. Select the "Type of Service"
  7. Add any notes or arrangement information
  8. Select "Privacy Policy"
  9. Select "Agree with Terms and Conditions"
  10. Click "Submit"

  11. Click "Confirm" after submission
  12. Registration summary will appear. 
  13. You will now receive a confirmation email with the following information:
    • Appointment Information
    • Invoice and payment instructions
    • Instructions for downloading Individual Client Agreement.

Your appointment is only valid AFTER you completed ALL the emailed instructions.

No bookings for more than one person per session without prior arrangement.

Please remember to email your forms as per notification. These forms are essential for the success of your session.

Dr Louw requires all the relevant forms BEFORE a session starts.

We do not accept medical aids and do not make biomedical diagnoses. This means you can't claim refunds from medical aids or medical insurance.

Posted  3 weeks  ago by  Super User

Will other people know that I am meeting with Dr Barbara Louw?

Our counselling services are confidential. Neither information shared in the counselling process nor the fact of your participation in personal…

Our counselling services are confidential. Neither information shared in the counselling process nor the fact of your participation in personal counselling will be shared with anyone else as per our agreement and the policies on this site, except by your request, or as required by law.

Confidentiality goes in two ways. If you tell people you are Dr Barbara’s client, they will know that you are meeting with her.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

Why do I have to complete a form before my first session?

When you complete the form before the session, you don’t waste the paid session to do paperwork. This process saves…

When you complete the form before the session, you don’t waste the paid session to do paperwork. This process saves you money and time.

The form is your consent to go into an agreement to address specific matters in your life. Dr Barbara can only assist you with the information you provide, within the scope of professional practice that she has been trained and registered for.

By completing the form you prepare yourself to think about your expectations, needs and the outcomes you desire. You can feel free to talk about what you wrote and even about what you forgot to add. You don’t have to worry about where to start or what she might ask. You know what the issues are that you want to put forward.

In the process of expressing your expectations, the communication process can flow and both of you will be able to assess when you are well and satisfied to move forward. She focuses on solutions that will empower you to deal with the matters at hand as well as future challenges.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

Who is Aquilla Wellness Solutions?

Aquilla Wellness Solutions is Dr Barbara Louw’s private practice in South Africa. This company was registered with CIPC to accommodate…

Aquilla Wellness Solutions is Dr Barbara Louw’s private practice in South Africa. This company was registered with CIPC to accommodate the contracts and agreements with corporate and private clients.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

What is trauma counselling?

Trauma counselling helps individuals to better understand the specific painful concern you are experiencing, after a traumatic event. Dr Barbara…

Trauma counselling helps individuals to better understand the specific painful concern you are experiencing, after a traumatic event. Dr Barbara helps you to deal with the here-and-now of your specific situation, identify your strengths and to determine the directions you need to take to address the concern and to become well.

Trauma counselling facilitates a greater understanding of difficult emotions, relationships and behaviours, and increased ability to manage and overcome the challenges related to the trauma.

Although there are no guarantees of what you will experience, trauma counselling focuses on solutions to specific problems, better relationships, and significant reductions in feelings of distress.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

What is professional supervision?

Counsellors and people involved in the area of 'people helping', regardless of experience, need supervision. Dr Barbara Louw assists clients…

Counsellors and people involved in the area of 'people helping', regardless of experience, need supervision. Dr Barbara Louw assists clients with the development of skills, meaning, personal health and professional growth.

Excellent quality supervision relationships are characterized by mutual respect, trust, honesty, fairness, humour, encouragement and teamwork. A professional's ongoing personal and professional development, self-care and accountability grow from this relationship.

Agreements may be time-limited or ongoing. The terms and nature of the supervisory relationship will be negotiated during the first session.

Supervision is not counselling, mentoring, coaching, training or line management.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

What is personal counselling?

Personal counselling involves you and Dr Barbara working together to achieve your goals for change. The counselling process can vary…

Personal counselling involves you and Dr Barbara working together to achieve your goals for change. The counselling process can vary depending on your needs, personality and the particular concerns you bring forward.

The most important factors in the effectiveness of counselling are your honest and active engagement in the process and the value of the relationship where you feel understood. Dr Barbara uses a gentle and steady approach to encourage change, where necessary.

There is no problem too small or too large to address. You do not need to be in a crisis to benefit from personal counselling. If you sense that it might be helpful to confidentially explore and reflect on your situation or difficulties with someone trained in listening to and facilitating those reflections, then please make an appointment.

 

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

What is pastoral counselling?

Dr Barbara Louw uses a narrative pastoral counselling approach with the understanding that the past and present experiences to influence…

Dr Barbara Louw uses a narrative pastoral counselling approach with the understanding that the past and present experiences to influence the future. This is a Christian counselling model that carries the unique promise of the hope and power of Christ. The present painful situation can be addressed with narrative pastoral crisis involvement and counselling where the problem-saturated stories are viewed from several perspectives. Emotions, such as anger, pain and hopelessness, will surface as the painful stories and humiliation are shared.

Pastoral counselling is directed towards the healing, sustaining, guiding, reconciling and nurturing of a client whose troubles and concerns arise in the context of daily interactions and ultimate means and concerns.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

What is mentoring?

Mentoring means you interact with someone who is not your direct report. Dr Barbara Louw takes a collaborative role in…

Mentoring means you interact with someone who is not your direct report.  Dr Barbara Louw takes a collaborative role in decision-making or problem-solving. She takes time to listen and allow you to evolve a whole new level of interpersonal skill. She helps you to increase your understanding of other groups, reducing cultural, gender and generational issues.

She has vast experience, knowledge and the academic background to be a source of knowledge and skills. She can guide decisions about workplace issues, personal goals and ongoing professional development. A well-designed mentoring programme sets up methods for measuring these results.

The terms and nature of the mentoring relationship will be negotiated during the first session.  

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

What is Dr Barbara Louw’s worldview?

In this practice, we adhere to a Christian worldview. From this point of view, a Christ-follower needs to account for…

In this practice, we adhere to a Christian worldview. From this point of view, a Christ-follower needs to account for the way we interact with and assess the world in which we live. Worldviews serve the function of spectacles, helping a person to focus on the world around him in a meaningful way. Christianity does not belong to any specific grouping, because the gospel transcends language, denominations, time, culture, race and nationality.

The gospel message is uncomplicated and clear and should be accepted with childlike faith. However, every believer has a responsibility to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, a task that our Lord himself referred to as an issue of not only the heart but of the mind (Matthew 22:37 NIV). Dr Barbara is a keen advocate that everything must be integrated into a whole. A Christian worldview is one’s faith expression and a way of life, pertinent to all domains of life.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

What is coaching?

Coaching helps you feel more empowered to make a difference and improve your effectiveness. This process strengthens your ability to…

Coaching helps you feel more empowered to make a difference and improve your effectiveness. This process strengthens your ability to use a range of influencing and leadership styles. Dr Barbara Louw helps you understand more about your life’s challenges and make better-informed choices about your future.

Our coaching process is a developmental approach help you develop your personal capabilities, interpersonal skills and capacity to understand and empathise with others.

There are many different models of coaching and we don’t consider the ‘coach as expert’. Dr Barbara is the coach that facilitates a process empowering you to formulate dreams, meet expectations and exceed goals in your personal and professional lives.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

What can I expect when I make an appointment with Dr Barbara Louw for counselling?

When you use the online booking system (OBS) you can expect the same personal attention as before, without having to…

When you use the online booking system (OBS) you can expect the same personal attention as before, without having to phone back and forth to get a suitable date and time.

By using OBS your privacy is ensured because you don’t need to discuss your unique problems and concerns with a third party, like an assistant.

When you make the appointment you will be informed, via a confirmation email, which you have to download and complete a “Client information and consent form”. You complete the form and return it to Dr Barbara before your session to ensure that you get the service you need.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

May I follow Dr Barbara Louw on social media?

Social media platforms are used primarily for networking and educational purposes. If you want to engage on social media please…

Social media platforms are used primarily for networking and educational purposes. If you want to engage on social media please ensure that you read the social media policy.

Posted  2 years  ago by  Super User

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